Pius X on a church without rules

He had a way with words.

St. Pius X

St. Pius X
“…the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such a Church could overcome) the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer. […] Indeed, the true friends of the people are neither revolutionaries, nor innovators: they are traditionalists.”

2 thoughts on “Pius X on a church without rules

  1. I resonate with the value of traditionalists…I think of myself as one…but the reference to “without dogmas & hierarchy” strikes me too….is there not someway to fuse the two concepts?


    1. All institutions have dogmas and hierarchy, without exception. To say of any of them that there should be neither is to wish extinction on that institution.


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